Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada

Trafficking of girls and women is illegal, a human rights violation and an extreme form of violence against women. The solutions to end sex trafficking of girls and women are intrinsically linked to all of our key priorities: helping women transition out of poverty; ending violence against women; building strong, resilient girls; and public education and advocacy. The Canadian Women's Foundation is investing nearly $2 million over three years to provide funding to organizations, conduct … [Read more...]

One Billion Rising: Rosario Dawson on why she is joining Eve Ensler

One Billion Rising: Rosario Dawson on why she is joining Eve Ensler's campaign   Actor and activist Rosario Dawson explains why she's joining Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising Campaign, which aims to encourage people around the world to Take Action to 'end violence against women and girls'. Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, … [Read more...]

The Glass in the Glass – WOMEN in RECOVERY

The Glass in the Glass    When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you Queen for a day, Just go to the mirror and look at yourself And see what that Gal has to say. For it isn’t your father,mother,husband or strife Whose judgment upon you must pass. The person whose verdict counts most in your life Is the one staring back from the glass. You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum And think you’re a wonderful Gal. But the Gal in the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Children Are Not For Sex, Atlanta!

A Celebration of Women "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 If you think that sex trafficking takes place only in developing countries, think again. I watched a video featuring Ashley Judd who introduced the panel “‘No Such Thing’: Trafficking of Girls in the United States” for the 2nd annual “Women In The World” summit) the weekend of March 10-12 in New York City. In it she shared a heartwrenching story … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Keep The Faith

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ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Reaching Out

  REACHING OUT     About four years ago, my boyfriend and I were passing the homeless youth shelter and we saw a young girl sitting on the steps outside. She looked hungry and tired and as if she had the whole world on her thin shoulders. She looked up and saw us. She called out to us, asking for help. The shelter was not yet open and probably not for several hours. Fortunately it was still light and the temperature was mild. My boyfriend gave her money so that she could buy something to … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: No Honor in Murder

  THERE IS NO HONOR IN MURDER     I never knew that there was such a thing as "honor killing" until I learned about it from Equality Now about seven years ago. The term itself is an oxymoron. How can there be honor in killing? How could the family's honor be worth someone's life? I read of a seventeen year old Turkish woman who was murdered by her fifteen year old brother after she left the women's shelter where she had been staying. She had gone into the shelter to escape violence at home. … [Read more...]

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